The Saatchi name is world-renowned. Their London gallery has showcased emerging artists since 1985, gaining a strong reputation as a starting place for artists who would later go on to achieve global status in the art world.
We are incredibly proud of our wonderful young person and now Trainee Youth Worker, Serena who recently achieved a special feat, seeing her own art on display at the famous gallery. Serena was one of over 600 young people from Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea who submitted artwork, hoping to see theirs displayed at the gallery itself. Since January, each piece of art has been on display at libraries within the Boroughs, with members of the public invited to vote on their favourites. Only those with the highest number of votes made it to the final exhibit. As you can see from the image, Serena was deservingly one of them.
Our Youth Workers are passionate advocates for the potential of all young people, empowering them to follow their passions and aim for the very top. Seeing young people begin realise that potential and bravely take on new challenges is exactly why Hubs such as Feathers Marylebone are so important to the whole community.
Director of Communities & Engagement Andrew Mederick proudly reflected on Serenas achievement and journey.
“Like all of our trainees Serena has become another shining star. From being a member, volunteer to now an employed member of staff she is doing good for others.”
“What makes our work so interesting is we are constantly learning about young people like Serena and how their experiences and skills help to shape our programmes and vision.”
As a further recognition of her wonderful achievement, Serena was presented with an award by The Lord Mayor Of Westminster Councillor Hamza Taouzzale.
Serena is a shining example of what can be achieved, with a blend of hard work and a supportive network. Our team are here to support the whole community reach their potential. For our full range of activities, reach out using the contact form below.